There’s no ideal time to get a pimple, but for some reason, a breakout always seems to hit at the worst time possible; the night before a first date, a big interview, your birthday it’s important to note that while the natural reaction is to attack a pimple with whatever could possibly work, the less is more approach is often more effective.

Step 1: Ice it!

A lot of the time, you can feel a pimple before you can even see it – it’s like a sixth sense! As soon as you feel that little tingling (or sometimes throbbing), apply some ice to the area for around three minutes to help reduce swelling.

Step 2: Do a pimple-zapping DIY

Banana peels: Whenever we have a blemish we use the peel of a ripe banana and rub it directly onto a pimple – leave it on for 30 minutes, wash your face, and repeat twice, daily. Banana peels are bursting with anti-inflammatory ingredients like zinc and vitamin A, as well as enzymes that’ll help fade scars.

Tea Tree Oil: For a quick and easy DIY, lightly press a warm flannel onto your skin to open your pores, then dab tea tree oil onto the blemish. Tea tree is a triple threat: it has both antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties to kill acne bacteria and calm existing pimples.

What to avoid when you have a pimple

Don’t apply toothpaste: We’ve all been there – a pimple starts to emerge, and your instant reaction is to drown it in toothpaste. Well, while it may dry your pimple overnight, it could also irritate your skin as it contains potent ingredients like alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda.

Don’t touch it: We know it’s tempting and oh-so-satisfying to squeeze your pimple, but avoid touching it at all costs! If you squeeze your zit, you’ll most likely aggravate it and could worsen the breakout. If you seriously attack it, you’ll also increase the risk of scarring

Avoid astringents: As astringents (like witch hazel, alcohol, apple cider vinegar) can disrupt the skin’s barrier and irritate the skin, it’s best to avoid them while you’re dealing with a pimple. 

We hope you enjoyed reading and will try these remedies to get rid of pimples. 

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